Upon filing a Notice of Completion
, the timeframes for filing Preliminary Notices change so that any subsequent Preliminary Notices shall be filed within 10 days from the date on which the Notice of Completion
Furthermore, as described below, these timeframes change once a Notice of Completion
However, if work is done under separate original contracts with the owner, if applicable the owner may record a notice of completion
for each individual contract.
If a valid notice of completion
(or notice of cessation of work) has been recorded, the general/original contractor has 60 days to record its lien; all other claimants have 30 days to do so.
If a Notice of Commencement is not timely filed, the Preliminary Notice and Notice of Completion
provisions do not apply.
When it goes into effect, it will replace what we have been doing with the filing of notices of commencement, and preliminary lien notices and will introduce the filing of a notice of completion
Whether or not a Notice of Completion
is filed will determine the time limitations.
An application for a lien and notice of lien must be filed within 45 days after the owner or general contractor completes publication of the notice of completion
and files the same in the circuit court.
Upon filing of a Notice of Completion
, suppliers or subcontractors have 30 days, whereas general contractors have 60 days, after completion of the project to record a mechanics' lien against the owner.
Under the new provisions, every person with lien rights must record the notice and claim of lien within 120 days after "completion" of the building, structure or improvement unless a Notice of Completion
is properly recorded and served.